Dr. Charles Coffey, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 41
Dr. Coffey

UC San Diego Health

3855 Health Sciences Dr La Jolla, CA 92093

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Dr. Charles Coffey, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Coffey has more experience with Head and Neck Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is not accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Coffey to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chatles Coffey saved my life. I had a very rare form of head and neck cancer, and Dr. Coffeys knowledge and care have lead to being cancer free for almost 2 years now. He is a brilliant doctor and an amazing surgeon who will treat you as a person, not just a case file.
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Rachael Johnson – Jan 17, 2020
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If you have a complicated case, insurance that doesn’t make them money or are ever on top of your health more than your doc then this is not the hospital for you. I am only 24 years old and switched to UCSD from Rady Children’s over 3 years ago. I have been so let down and feel defeated. I was misdiagnosed for many months as a child and nearly died because of a doctors inablity to believe they are wrong. Once switched doctors I was diagnosed within days. I have run into this problem again now
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Dr. Coffey is trained and board certified in otolaryngology, with additional fellowship training and specialty interest in head and neck cancer surgery and minimally-invasive surgery of the head and neck. He also has interest in the management of ben...


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications


Medical University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
Emory University
Undergraduate School


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Coffey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Culinary Health Fund
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Molina Healthcare
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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Practice Areas

Head and Neck Oncology

oncologists focus on management and treatment of malignant cells in the head and neck, including oral cancer, throat cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Head and Neck Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coffey treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Coffey treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Oral Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coffey treats Oral Cancer more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Coffey treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Tongue Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coffey treats Tongue Cancer more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Coffey treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

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Dr. Coffey's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anemia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair


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